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Ash Wednesday, February 26

Lenten CrossCOLLABORATIVE SCHEDULE
7:00am Mass at St. John (Upper Church)
9:00am Mass at St. Paul
9:00am Mass at St. John (with Saint John School – all welcome!)
12:00pm Mass at St. John
2:10pm Ash Service at St. Paul (with St. Paul Religous Ed – all welcome!)
5:30pm Mass at St. John
7:00pm Mass at St. Paul

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative has a rich, full schedule of Lenten programs, liturgies, and events – click here for more information: Lent 2020  Please join us on this Lenten journey!

One Day Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents – Saturday, February 8

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative and The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents invite you to a one day spiritual retreat for parents whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago.

Saturday, February 8 from 9:30am to 7:00pm
St. John the Evangelist Parish

9 Glen Road Wellesley, MA 02481

$25/person or $40/couple
(Registration fee includes three meals and all retreat materials)
Ample free parking
Scholarships are available

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED – REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.emfgp.org

For more information, call Diane, Paul’s Mother at 617.542.8057 or email: diane@emfgp.org

January 25/26: An Important Message from Cardinal Seán

When the Church raises a prophetic cry, “Choose Life”, we are performing a great service to all society. Life is sacred. Life is a mystery. Life must be protected, nurtured, respected. The Gospel of Life is the center piece of the Church’s social teaching.

When the value of life is compromised or diminished, all life is at risk. When we give the State the power to determine which human beings are worthy of living and which should be eliminated, what we are doing is opening a Pandora’s Box that unleashes every kind of injustice and violation of human dignity and jeopardizes the very meaning of democratic coexistence. Rather than societies of people living together, we create a society where people are rejected, marginalized, uprooted and oppressed…

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A Visit from Chris Holownia – This Sunday, December 29

Chris Holownia, our Jesuit seminarian, will be home and joining us for both the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses this Sunday, December 29! He will joyfully accompany both choirs on the piano and also say a few words after the homily about his current placement at Loyola University of Chicago, where he has been assigned for “First Studies.” Please plan to attend one of these Masses and say hello to Chris!

Tonight’s Reflection with Fr. Hehir is CANCELLED

Due to the storm and the forecast for continued snow and ice this evening, tonight’s reflection on The Gospel According to St. John with Fr. Bryan Hehir is CANCELLED. 

We will reschedule in January – stay tuned for a new date!

Monday, December 9: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Immaculate ConceptionMASS SCHEDULE
7:00am at St. John
9:00am at St. John (with Saint John School – all welcome!)
9:00am at St. Paul
7:00pm at St. Paul

This day is usually a Holy Day of Obligation but it is not this year. The USCCB explains, “Since December 8, 2019, is the Second Sunday of Advent, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is transferred to Monday, December 9, 2019. The obligation to attend Mass, however, does not transfer.”

Tonight’s “Evening for Women” is Cancelled

Due to the continued inclement weather, tonight’s ”Evening for Women” program has been cancelled.

Annual “Coats for Kids” Collection Continues This Weekend – November 16-17!

Each year in November, St. John’s participates in the Coats for Kids drive by Anton’s Cleaners, a Boston-wide coat collection campaign for children, teens, adults and babies. Anton’s cleans all the donated coats and coordinates their distribution to those in need.  Please bring gently used, warm winter coats of all sizes for children, teens, adults and babies in good quality with no rips, tears, broken zippers or permanent stains – coats you would give to a friend (click the flyer for more details) – to the Rectory garage after Mass this weekend, November 16-17.

 

 

Annual “Coats for Kids” Collection Begins This Weekend! November 9-10 and 16-17

Each year in November, St. John’s participates in the Coats for Kids drive by Anton’s Cleaners, a Boston-wide coat collection campaign for children, teens, adults and babies. Anton’s cleans all the donated coats and coordinates their distribution to those in need.  Please bring gently used, warm winter coats of all sizes for children, teens, adults and babies in good quality with no rips, tears, broken zippers or permanent stains – coats you would give to a friend (click the flyer for more details) – to the Rectory garage after Mass on the weekends of November 9-10 and 16-17.

 

 

Feast of All Saints – Friday, November 1

The Feast of All Saints is a Holy Day of Obligation
Collaborative Mass Schedule
7:00am at St. John Church
9:00am at St. John Church
(with Saint John School, all welcome!)
9:00am at St. Paul Church
12:00pm at St. John Church
7:00pm at St. Paul Church